Let’s keep respecting each other

New restrictions to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (Plan B) have been announced. In-person teaching and services will continue at Confetti and at our partner, NTU, until the end of the academic year. Please continue to follow your timetable as planned until the end of term.

We will continue to monitor official Department for Education guidance, updating our policies and practices in line with official updates and announcements.

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Let’s keep respecting each other

Please be mindful of those around you. Face coverings should be worn in communal areas and indoor crowded spaces.

Keep a respectful distance from others, avoiding close contact where you can

Support our enhanced cleaning regimes by using hand sanitisers and observing best hygiene practises

Please remember to take a Lateral Flow Test (LFT) before being on campus. These can be collected from Confetti receptions or you can order for free here. If you have a positive LFT or are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 you will need to stay at home and take a PCR test. You should call the absence line on 0115 993 2315, or email absent@confetti.ac.uk and we’ll notify your tutor and provide any support you may need. If you develop any symptoms whist on site, please notify your tutor who will ensure you take a Lateral Flow Test.

Isolation rules have also changed for those who have been in close contact with a confirmed positive case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

Please ensure you get your vaccinations, including boosters, when eligible.

We shall continue to follow Government guidelines and keep our situation under review.

We are strongly encouraging all those eligible to take up their offer of an approved COVID-vaccination.

Having a COVID-vaccination is an important measure to help reduce the spread of coronavirus and keep yourself and others safe.

Find out more including how to book your vaccination: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

Please check your sources of information and make sure you make the right decision for you.

While we are doing everything we can to keep you safe while on campus, COVID-19 is still circulating in Nottinghamshire and the UK as a whole. Should you test positive for COVID-19 or develop symptoms you will need to keep us informed.

Symptoms to look out for

  • A new, continuous cough
  • High temperature
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

If you show any symptoms, are waiting for a PCR result or someone in your household has tested positive, please do not come onto campus until you have received a negative PCR result.

What to do if you develop symptoms/test positive

If you develop the symptoms listed above while on campus, please inform your tutor or a member of staff immediately (please maintain social distancing and wear a face covering when doing so) and go straight home:

  • Avoid touching anything, use anti-bac and wash hands regularly
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue and put it in the bin, if you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow
  • Avoid public transport to travel home, if possible

If you develop the symptoms listed above when you are not on campus, please DO NOT come to Confetti and inform the Absence Line immediately.

Degree-level students should also fill in the self-disclosure form available here.

What will happen after you inform us

Our teams will be in touch to establish:

  • Who you have come into contact with
  • What building/rooms you have been in
  • When the symptoms started

You will then be asked to self-isolate and call 119 or visit the NHS website and schedule to have a COVID-19 test. Please remain at home until the end of your self-isolation period.

What we will do to keep the community safe

Together with our Estates team we will organise the immediate deep clean of all areas that the student has been in contact with.

In the case of a suspected case (student reporting symptoms) we will inform all those that have been exposed. There is no need to self-isolate unless displaying any symptoms of COVID-19. Please take extra-precautions regarding social distancing and handwashing.

In the case of a confirmed case (student reporting a positive test)  we will inform all those that have been exposed and ask that you follow current government guidelines for your circumstances.

When you can return to campus

You will be allowed to return to campus if:

  • Your period of self-isolation has finished
  • You AREN’T displaying any symptoms

If your symptoms continue after the period of self-isolation, please remain at home until your symptoms have subsided.

If you would like to know more about our Covid-19 measures, please email us.